Judit Farago has settled out of court with the ITTF ©ITTF

Former International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) chief executive Judit Farago has revealed that she has settled out of court with the governing body following her acrimonious departure from the organisation.

The Hungarian was suspended by the ITTF in May after what was believed to be a breakdown in relations with the governing body's President Thomas Weikert.

No official reason was ever given with Australia's Steve Dainton confirmed as the new ITTF chief executive on Thursday (August 31).

Dainton was initially appointed as acting chief executive in July.

The news that he has accepted the job permanently also confirmed Farago's departure although the ITTF did not mention her when making their announcement of the hiring.

Farago, who was put on paid leave following her suspension until after the ITTF World Championships in German city Düsseldorf, which concluded on June 5, sought legal advice after her suspension.

After being contacted by insidethegames, she said: "I officially left the ITTF. 

"I sought legal advice and legal representation. 

"The ITTF then offered to settle my claim out of court, which I accepted and [I am] satisfied with the settlement.

"The terms of the settlement are confidential." 

Judit Farago's departure followed a reported breakdown in relations with ITTF President Thomas Weikert  ©Getty Images
Judit Farago's departure followed a reported breakdown in relations with ITTF President Thomas Weikert ©Getty Images

The ITTF said in May that Farago's suspension came after a majority vote from the Executive Committee.

They said it was in the "best interests" of the governing body going into the World Championships in Düsseldorf.

During the Championships, Germany's Weikert defeated Jean-Michel Saive of Belgium to become ITTF President.

It was the first time the 55-year-old was voted into the role after he replaced Adham Sharara mid-term in 2014.  

Farago yesterday wrote to several officials involved in table tennis informing them that she had officially left the ITTF. 

"A wonderful journey has ended," she wrote in the letter seen by insidethegames.

"I had the privilege to serve the development of table tennis for 18 years in different capacities in the ITTF; first as an elected Board of Directors member, later Executive vice-president, then appointed director of competitions and finally CEO since 2011.

"I was highly honoured and proud to be one of the pioneer female officials in key decision-making positions in my sport."

The ITTF also confirmed the appointment of Raul Calin as secretary general on Thursday.

insidethegames has asked the ITTF for comment.